Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Continents: African Animal Prints

by - Saturday, July 15, 2017


So my post is a day late but I am sure none of you will hold that against me, right? :)

This is my next/last Digit-al Dozen look for July with the theme of 'Continents.' I only got three manicure looks done this week which I'm kinda bummed about, but there is so much going on in my life that I just didn't have the time. :( Combine that with the fact my nails keep breaking and you have a recipe for disaster, ugh.

Anyway! This look is actually my favourite this week, and it features a stamped nail I'm super proud of - my triple stamped snake skin nail!


So for all of my stamping I used images from MoYou London Pro XL 04 which I have been dying to use for ages. It's all animal prints!

So the animals I decided to represent and the polishes I used were:

  • The South China Tiger: OPI It's a Piazza Cake, Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • Grevy’s Zebra: Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • Puff Adder Snake: Ceramic Glaze Urbane, MoYou London Falcon, Ceramic Glaze Pure, Ceramic Glaze Little Black Dress
  • West African Giraffe: Salon Perfect Gold Leaf, a mixture of OPI It's a Piazza Cake and MoYou London Falcon for the spots 

Since doing this mani I have learned that tigers don't actually currently live in the wild anywhere in Africa, though a project is underway to introduce and conserve them on a farm in South Africa, so let's just pretend I knew that and that's why I included them okay? ;)

The giraffe was done for my lovely friend Ricki (whose blog you can check out here!) who loves giraffes like I love nail polish haha.


For my snake skin nail I started with a neutral peach base and then stamped different layers of colour with the same design over and over. I tried to overlay them in the same place and was moderately successful, and I'm super proud of how the final look turned out. :)


And that's it for this week! I promise that next month I will be back to 5 looks a week for our DD theme, and I hope no one minds I came up a bit short this month. :)

Thanks for visiting! xx






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11 comments

  1. Some nice animal prints on the nails!

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  2. I love this. That snake nail is amazing! I love the textural look!

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  3. WOW! These are impressive. I can't wait to see what everyone does for this prompt.

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  4. Ohhh, these are so cool!! The patterns all mesh so well together!

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  5. I LOVE it. This whol prompt is great.

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  6. Your animal prints are awesome!

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  7. LOVE the animal print! Especially the giraffe print

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  8. Oh my lord that snakeskin nail is amazing.

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  9. This is so cool, especially the snak skin!

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